Your very own plunge pool. A dedicated butler. This kind of beach resort experience must cost an arm and a leg, right?
Not so at Capella Pedregal -- at least not if you're able to take an end-of-summer trip to Cabo San Lucas in the next two months. Now through September 24, an Unforgettable Summer promotion makes rooms at this five-year-old Mexico palace, typically starting at $990, actually within reach. The halved $475 rate isn't a cheap getaway by any means, but it's worth the splurge considering all the amenities and perks. As we've mentioned, each room has its own private, infinity edge plunge pool, not to mention daily guacamole, chips, and two beers delivered in the afternoons. There's also a refreshment center constantly stocked with complimentary sodas, juices, and bottled water. Aside from butler service, every guest is treated to WiFi throughout the resort -- yes, even in the three giant pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Travelers will find that the entire 96-room property is in pleasing taste. Founded by the former president of The Ritz-Carlton Company, Horst Schulze, each of the Capella properties exudes luxury without becoming stuffy. Capella Pedregal is no exception; artsy, minimalist desert landscaping lines the pathways, and almost all of the interior design is the work of Mexican artists, including the hand-painted ceramic basins in each bathroom. Then there's El Farallón, one of the resort's four restaurants, perched on oceanfront cliffs with more fabulous views. Dinner here is pricey, but the ambiance and treats from a Thomas Keller-trained chef is worth considering for one special meal. Expect a variety of seafood, grilled, and family-style dishes paired with local Mexican wines ($30-$115).
Tip: More affordable eateries are in downtown Cabo San Lucas, a five-minute walk. Enjoy taco joints, Baja Peninsula seafood and Sammy Hagar’s famous Cabo Wabo Cantina.
Rate does not include tax and service charges.